But a recent visit to a licensed Red Wing shoe store revealed that one of the things we love about Red Wing--a proud tradition of Made in America--is not something that can be taken for granted. A follow-up call to the company's corporate headquarters in Red Wing, Minn., confirms that for the last few years, since the company started developing a casual men's shoe line, it has turned to off-shore manufacturers, namely, in China. "We do that because not everyone is willing to pay $200 for casual shoes," says a customer-relations representative of the company, who asked that his name not be used. "But we still manufacture our main-line work shoes and some of our retro-styled casual shoes here in the U.S. In addition to our main plant in Minnesota, we have plants in Kentucky and Missouri."